A just transition towards a fossil free society
Greenhouse gas emissions are very unevenly produced. This is obvious on a global level. But it is also true on a national level. In Sweden you can see that there are differences linked to class, geography, and sex; very much connected to income level.
These differences deserve great attention. Because, without a strategy for a transition towards a fossil-free society that takes these differences into account and strives for a fair distribution of the emission cuts, there is a clear risk for failure. In this talk, Bensinupproret 2.0, is in focus as both an example of a sort of critique against unfair taxes and at the same time an example of how influential groups with totally different agendas take part in climate politics. In this seminar we will explore the role of justice in the transition process – what possibilities and problems does it entail.
About the speaker
Arne Müller lives in Umeå and has been working as a journalist since 1985, among others for SVT. Since 2013 he has published several books concerning environmental problems in the mining industry, the regional development in Sweden and the resource problems in connection with a transition to electrical vehicles and renewable energy. For the book Norrlandsparadoxen he was awarded the price Guldspaden by the Organisation of investigative journalists in Sweden (FGJ).
Date and time: October 1st, 12.00-13.00
Venue: Veras Gräsmatta
Keynote speaker: Arne Müller, Journalist, and writer
How can research contribute to reduced food waste?
The Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development (GMV) and Win Win Gothenburg Sustainability Award invite you to a Researchers´ lunch to discuss future collaboration between researchers interested in how reducing food waste can contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Caroline Petersson, Network manager, Research Network for Sustainable Development
Rebecka Jorquera, Project manager, Win Win Gothenburg Sustainability Award
Experiences from France
Arash Derambarsh, lawyer, activist and winner of Win Win Award 2019
12.30-12.45 Research input
Logistics solutions for reducing food waste
Kristina Liljestrand, PhD and Project Manager at Chalmers Industriteknik
12.45-13.15 Discussion: How can research help to reduce food waste and how can the problem be met with interdisciplinary research?
For who: Researchers at Chalmers and the University of Gothenburg will be prioritized (the number of participants is limited).
Language: The event will be held in English
If you have any questions, please contact Caroline Petersson, coordinator, Research network for sustainable development, Chalmers and University of Gothenburg, email@example.com
Changeware is a business method and framework to understand, speed up and increase business potential with larger corporates. The framework is developed through thoroughly investigating case studies of successful B2B startups and their stakeholders, where four areas have been identified as highly important to address and pursue. This, amongst many other interesting findings, will be presented during this insightful lunch seminar. Post seminar there will be an opportunity to sign up for a 2-day workshop in order to incorporate this framework into your company to transform your future deals, into megadeals!
This event is open to everyone who is curious about Chalmers Ventures Startup Camp,. During the event you will get a short introduction to the content in the camp, what you can expect from joining the camp and what will be expected from you. There is also a matchmaking possibility between individuals and teams. No registration required.
LET'S ADMIT IT:
Stress is part of our busy lives. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, a founder, a company employee or a leader – demanding life and work routines require us to handle countless challenges.
How do we stay resilient in rapid-pace environments and navigate through complexity?
How do we prevent burnout and thrive while carrying out a meaningful mission?
In a unique participatory workshop, we will tap into the wisdom of employing well-being on a daily basis – in order to stay well while doing well.
Den 13 juni är det dags att avtäcka och inviga Chalmers nya staty till minne av Vera Sandberg som ska stå i Vera Sandbergs Allé, precis vid entrén från Kapellplatsen.
Vera Sandberg, den första kvinnan i Sverige som blev ingenjör, utexaminerades från Chalmers 1917. Idag är Vera en förebild för unga, en entreprenör som hade modet att gå sin egen väg mot begränsande normer och en symbol för den mångfald som eftersträvas på nutidens Chalmers.
Ingen anmälan behövs, eventet är öppen för alla!
Kategori Evenemang Plats: Vera Sandbergs Allé Tid: 2019-06-13 17:00 Sluttid: 2019-06-13 17:30
A Paradoxical approach to Innovation: How Metaboxical (Out of the Box) Thinking Can Expand the “Box” - Ken Mulligan
Nobel Prize winning physicist Richard Feynman observed that the “problem of creating something which is new, but which is consistent with everything which has been seen before, is one of extreme difficulty.”
Using our imaginations to think of something that has never been seen before while “limited by the conditions that come from our knowledge of the way nature really is” requires a paradoxical approach to explore the impossible and improbable while simultaneously observing the laws of nature. To solve “a problem that we have never solved before, we must leave the door to the unknown ajar."
In this talk, Ken explores how Metaboxical thinking can resolve this apparent paradox using a systematic approach to creativity and innovation which simultaneously uses the contents of the Box and expands the Box.
Ken Mulligan is an adjunct professor of entrepreneurship and innovation at Arizona State University. He teaches Technology Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurial Mindset and Strategic Enterprise Innovation in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering and New Venture Development in the WP Carey School of Business at ASU. He is a mentor and advisor to several startups focused on Regenerative Medicine, Cyber Security and Blockchain.
ASU has been ranked #1 in the USA in Innovation by US News And World Report for the last four years topping MIT, Stanford and Harvard.
Umnandi is a social entrepreneurship project founded by students at the Chalmers School of Entrepreneurship whose mission is to inspire and empower young South Africans by providing them with skills and tools needed to develop sustainable businesses. We will be talking about how our education in the Chalmers School of Entrepreneurship prepared us to deliver the workshops we held for university students, present an overview of the workshops, our future goals and how people can get involved and support our project moving forward.
Nanoparticle analytics: from virus infections to next generation drug-delivery vehicles - Fredrik Höök
Virus are tiny biological nanoparticles that have evolved to parasitize on the machinery of living cells, forcing each infected cell to make multiple copies, which in turn leads to an exponential growth when neighboring cells are invaded. If we could understand how viruses manage to accomplish this task, but instead use this principle to cure diseased cells or use certain cells in our bodies as factories of drugs, medical treatment could be revolutionized.
Fredrik will in this talk present how recent discoveries have unraveled that cells within our body seem to communicate genetic information with each other using biological nanoparticles that share many similarities with viruses, except causing disease. Based on this insight, he will present the major work that is presently carried out in the industrial research center FoRmulaEx, in which Chalmers together with other universities and industry partners develop next generation drug delivery vehicles inspired by how nature has solved this demanding task. In particular, he will present how the companies Gothenburg Sensor Devices and In Singulo Solutions, which he has co-founded, contribute to nanoparticle analytics and drug discovery.
Fredrik Höök is professor in Physics at Chalmers University, where he is heading the Biological Physics Division, the SSF-funded Industrial Research Center FoRmulaEx and is Vice Head of Department for Utilization and Infrastructures. In addition to Gothenburg Sensor Devices and In Singulo Solutions, he was in 1996 co-founder of Q-Sense AB, which was the first company hosted by Chalmers School of Entrepreneurship.